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Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP) records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-309

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the published works generated by the Upper Peninsula Writing Project from 1993 to 2009. There are three serial publications: "True North," "Yoopers: voices, visions, and verse," and "voices, visions, and verse" which are arranged within the individual series chronologically. The remaining publications represent the annual compilation of writings by participants in the UPWP workshops and are arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1993 - 2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from MSS-309, Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP) records, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, archives@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Biographical/Historical

The Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP), a university-based organization of, by and for teachers of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines, was established in 1978. It was then reorganized in 1996 on the campus of Northern Michigan University and serves as a site for the National Writing Project (NWP). The UPWP is committed to improving writing skills and learning in the nation's schools and provides instructional leadership along with professional development for teachers of writing. The UPWP has sponsored many writing camps, events, and institutes, such as the Annual UPWP Summer Insitutes, the 2008 UPWP Annual Retreat, and Marquette-Alger Young Authors. (The information in this note was compiled from information retrieved from the NMU UPWP website (http://www.nmu.edu/upwp) and materials contained within the collection.)

Extent

1 Cubic Feet

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by publication where more than one issue exists and then these issues are arranged chronologically. Publications with a single issue are arranged chronologically.
Title
Upper Peninsula Writing Project (UPWP) records
Status
Completed
Author
Glenda K. Ward
Date
07/07/2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Contact:
Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1225
906-227-1333 (Fax)

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